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Author Thirunakaran, R. ♦ Vasudevan, S. ♦ Sivashanmugam, A. ♦ Gopukumar, S.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Electrochemical Power Sources
Abstract Mono-chloronitrobenzene (MCNB) is investigated as a cathode material for magnesium reserve batteries that use a magnesium anode and a 2Mmagnesium perchlorate aqueous electrolyte. The composition of the conducting material (acetylene black) in the cathode mix is optimized to obtain better electrochemical performance. The reduction mechanism of mono-chloronitrobenzene is examined by means of cyclic voltammetry using a glassy carbon electrode. Discharge studies at different current drains indicate thatMg–MCNBcells exhibit the highest Coulombic efficiency (86%) at a current drain of 700 mA. The reduction of MCNB to mono-chloroaniline is irreversible and diffusion-controlled.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed